PEN On-line course: “Putting the value in evaluation: Deep learning from your program”

Apr 06, 2016 - Apr 06, 2016 | Pastoral Excellence Network


Webinar, Your Computer

Wednesdays April 6 and May 11, 2016, 2:00-3:30pm EST

Sometimes evaluating your program can feel like you’re meeting an obligation rather than fulfilling your need to learn from your program’s efforts. In this on-line course, we want to help you realize that you have some choices in how you design an evaluation process. There are ways that evaluation can become a deep learning process that will help you determine not just what’s happened, but also what’s next for your program. 

We will:
  • Differentiate evaluation approaches and processes so that you can determine what serves your overall goals;
  • Understand the key steps in a designing an evaluation process and plan;
  • Discern what the “big questions” are for your program;
  • Discover ways to build upon what’s working and to learn from what isn’t; 
  • Give you an opportunity to try out what you are learning along the way.

This on-line course is limited to 15 people. The program will include three sessions with assignments in-between sessions for you to apply what you are learning. (The third session is an optional facilitated peer learning group.)

Susan Weber coordinates the evaluation processes for Lilly Endowment Inc's Religion Division. She spent several years as the Indianapolis Center for Congregation's Director of Evaluation and Congregational Learning, as well serving as a resource consultant to congregations. Susan is a Roman Catholic lay woman with a rich experience  as a consultant and group facilitator for dioceses, churches, religious communities, and schools nationwide. Sue has degrees from St. Mary-of-the-Woods College and Indiana University, Bloomington, and is professionally certificated as a group facilitator through Indiana University.

Lawrence Peers, as a director of the Pastoral Excellence Network, provides training for clergy group facilitators, mentors for new clergy, and clergy coaches. He consults with programs at various stages in their development. Larry served as a senior consultant with the Alban Institute for 11 years, a manager of organizational learning in a not-for-profit management service organization, and a director of education and research for a national denomination. He has masters’ degrees in clinical psychology and in theology, and doctoral degrees in congregational studies from Hartford Seminary, and in organizational change from Pepperdine University. 

Cost: Free

Contact: Willie Sordillo


Phone: 508-405-1850

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